Winnie Castelo to lead House probe on Metro Manila water crisis


The House committee on Metro Manila development led by Quezon City Rep. Winnie Castelo will hold a hearing on the water crisis affecting parts of Metro Manila and Rizal next week.

The hearing will be held at the House of Representatives on March 18.

Among the officials invited to the probe are National Water Resources Board Executive Director Dr. Servillo David Jr., Local Water Utilities Administration Administrator Jeci Lapus, Metropolotan Waterworks and Sewerage System Administrator Reynaldo Velasco, Manila Water Company Chief Executive Officer Ferdinand Dela Cruz and Maynilad Water Services Ramoncito Fernandez.

Mayors of the local government units comprising Metro Manila and other stakeholders were also invited to the hearing.

Areas in the East Zone serviced by Manila Water have been suffering from limited to no water supply since March 7.